Guess these celebrities by their pre-fame rejections

"I'll never amount to anything?" Ha!

Even the greatest celebrities had to start somewhere. Talented people who went on to get major fame, awards, and accolades were often told that they'd never amount to anything.

But who was told not to quit their day job?

  1. "You ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving trucks."
  2. "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."
  3. "Your Adam's apple sticks out too far, you talk too slow, and you need to get that chipped tooth fixed."
  4. "Guitar groups are on their way out. They have no future in show business."
  5. "You're the queen of B-movies."
  6. "You'd be better off as a secretary than a model."
  7. "You lack imagination and have no good ideas."
  8. "You talk funny, walk funny, and can't act."

Guess these celebrities by their pre-fame rejections

Your Result...

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DerekBird 4 months ago
You got 7 correct!
You know your celebs — and more importantly, you know that getting told you can't do it doesn't mean anything!

I agree with the last one even though I did get it wrong.
MarkSpeck 11 months ago
6 out of 8 correct. Missed on Clint and Lucy.
Moverfan 11 months ago
Gotta wonder what happened to the genius who said Fred Astaire could dance "a little". That's like saying Baryshnikov on the ballet stage could...excuse me, I have to lay down for a bit and have a cold drink...
lucy 16 months ago
Yes it was and they all turned out Fabulous ♥️
DerekBird lucy 4 months ago
Except #8.
Runeshaper 25 months ago
You got 5 correct!
Good job! Isn't it hard to imagine some of these stars being told they have no future?

That was tricky!
Mobius 25 months ago
You got 7 correct! Made some lucky guesses.
Pacificsun 25 months ago
Got not many of them correct. How interesting. And surprising! Good quiz and trivia!!
EllisClevenger 25 months ago
You got 7 correct!
You know your celebs — and more importantly, you know that getting told you can't do it doesn't mean anything!
Missed #3.
RobCertSDSCascap 25 months ago
7/8- Just chose the biggest star, or their skills.
Knew Elvis was a truck driver, for some odd reason.
MarkSpeck RobCertSDSCascap 11 months ago
Maybe you saw the '80s Twilight Zone episode about Elvis, "The Once and Future King", where a disgruntled Elvis impersonator goes back in time and meets the real Elvis at his truck driving job. Through a series of bizarre circumstances, the Elvis impersonator winds up becoming the REAL Elvis!
UnicornPrincess 25 months ago
4/8... some of them I'd heard before, some of them not. Kinda tough!
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